Planning a fundraiser event can be quite a challenge, but it’s also a very rewarding experience. Whether you’re looking to raise money for your local school or just want to have a party with your friends, this blog post will cover some great tips on how to plan and execute an enjoyable fundraising event!
Specify The Cause Of The Event
For example, if the fundraiser is to support a cause that impacts children, then advertisers will change their adverts with images of happy kids. This creates an emotional connection which makes people more likely to choose one brand over another and donate accordingly. If you are writing about charity events or fundraisers for nonprofits, then it’s best not to mention specific brands because this could be viewed as advertising in itself. Sometimes other businesses may also give away free products at these types of events, so make sure your readers know what they should expect when attending certain functions.
Create A Guest List
Try and get as many companies, communities, and organizations to participate. Companies love giving back, so it will be easier than you think! Start by creating a guest list of important people, such as the owner(s) or manager/managerial staff from local businesses that are willing to help out with your fundraiser event. Search for those brands on social media. Don’t forget about surrounding area communities like schools (teachers), churches (pastors), clubs (leadership team members). Reach out through email, phone calls, snail mail – whatever method you think will work best. Remember when you are booking a political speaker to add them to the guestlist!
Get Some Entertainment
The entertainment for the fundraiser needs to be something that will attract people. For example, if you are planning an event where they can play board games and eat pizza, make sure there’s a game night or gathering like this in your area beforehand so you know plenty of people will attend because they already want to go somewhere similar. It might take some research but once found out about one, promote them well!
Have Some Food
It doesn’t have to be fancy, but it should be something people will actually eat. Make sure you plan for food as early as possible so that you can buy whatever ingredients are needed and not worry about them going bad by the time of your event. Have some drinks ready at hand, too, like water or iced tea or lemonade. And maybe a few bottles of wine in case someone has an alcohol preference they need to accommodate for.
Additional Income You Can Receive
Put a donation jar near where guests are coming in or around the door, asking them for five dollars upon entrance. A great idea is having raffles (tickets sold beforehand) because it allows attendees to feel like they have bought something even though all of the items are donated by friends and family members! Besides donations, if possible, try selling custom t-shirts with your company’s logo on them, too; this gives back to small businesses that might not otherwise make an appearance at fundraisers. It also helps advertise future events down the road!
In conclusion, planning a fundraiser event is difficult, and it requires planning, dedication, time and patience. It’s not as easy as most people think, but if you’re organized and love what you do, then it will be fun to plan the event!